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Nov 8, 2009 8:00am EST
and they even got one republican on board and now president obama is vowing to finish the job and soon. >>> the fallen. the u.s. military releases the names of all 13 victims of the shooting rampage at ft. hood. today we'll talk with the family of a soldier whose story is touching so many. >>> you go, girl. >> this is unbelievable! >> she outraced all of the boys in an incredible come from behind win and is now in the running for horse of the year. "today," sunday, november 8th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. big news overnight, democrats in congress needed 218 votes to pass their $1.2 trillion version of health care reform and they got it. >> they got it. this is not over yet. they got the votes plus a little extra. it all came from a tough fight in which members of the house on both sides of the debate pulled out all of the stops. one republican congressman bringing a baby on the house floor to make his point. we'll bring you the latest on the historic vote
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Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
something back. and that works for me. >>> good morning. coming soon, president obama will make an announcement on whether he will send more u.s. troops to afghanistan within days. this after a late-night meeting with top advisers. >>> consumer alert. a record number of cribs recalled for a danger they could pose to children. but could millions more not recalled be just as dangerous? this morning, important information for all parents. >>> and the hottest ticket in town. the obamas host their first white house state dinner tonight. so, who's on the invite list? well, we'll tell you today, tuesday, november 24th, 2009. ptions paid for nbc-universal levision >>> and wco to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. >>> this morning, white house press secretary robert gibbs tells nbc news president obama now has all the information he wants and needs to revise this nation'sfghan strategy, and that's following a rigorous final meeting with his war council. >> that's right. it was the ninth time obama has sat down with his top aids since september, b
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00am EST
. and while president obama isn't on the ballot, the results could speak volumes about what voters think of the job he's doing. >>> new images. police release computer-enhanced photos of what madelyn mccann would look like today, exactly 2 1/2 years after her mysterious disappearance. this morning, the new push to find who is is responsible. >>> and absolute disaster. a fork lift operator bumps into a shelf at a vodka warehouse, and the whole place comes crashing down. and with over $100,000 in damage, that driver's career could be on the rocks today, tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. that vodka story's something. our crew just ran out of here with sponges. >> he's in big trouble. >> he is in big trouble. >> ooh. that's a lot of -- >> we'll have more on that. >>> meanwhile, it's election day. if you're at the white house today, you're downplaying the significance of today's results, but the head of the republican party says we could be seeing a referend
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Nov 25, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. party on pennsylvania avenue. the president and mrs. obama host their first state dinner, welcoming hundreds of dignitaries and hollywood a-listers to the white house. who was there and who wasn't? we'll tell you. >>> speaking out. michael brewer, the florida 15-year-old set on fire allegedly by a group of classmates, opens up to police for the first time about the attack. we'll ask michael's parents about that and their son's recovery in a live interview. >>> and heading out. the holiday travel season getting under way this morning with an estimated 38 million americans taking to the roads, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, wednesday, november 25th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira, and i feel like all those people heading out for the holiday have headed here. take a look at our preholiday crowd out on the plaza. huge numbers of folks here gathe
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Nov 4, 2009 7:00am EST
jersey, even though president obama had stumped for the democrats. is it a repudiation of the president and what does it mean for the democratic party nationde? this morning, the view from both sides. >>> tragic end. three missing college softball players found dead inside a jeep submerged in a north dakota pond, two days after they placed panic calls to a friend. this morning, what investigators think happened. >>> and 100 days to vancouver, and as you can see, we're throwing an olympic-size party on the plaza today, wednesday, november 4th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, and welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. that's either the olympics music or the triumphant march of the republicans yesterday. we're being told the president did not watch the election results, but i bet he's hearing them this morning. >> didn't want to watch, probably. the biggest win in new jersey where chris christie narrowly defeated jon corzine. president obama stumped for corzine five times, three times in the last week alo
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Nov 15, 2009 8:00am EST
when they were trying to make obama's lack of experience an issue. and then you have all of this sort of playing itself out. you know, yes, to directly answer your question, there are probably going to be a lot of people who want to know what that internal dynamic was like and where she was at various periods of time. they were clearly trying to manage her all along the way to try to, you know, to contain her in some ways but use her for the energy she provided on the campaign trail. >> there was a prominent member on the campaign trail, hillary clinton. did this come up? >> she's not committing to reading the book but watch the exchange and hear what she says about getting together with her. before i let you go, when i get a chance to talk to you, i ask you about politics. >> i'm out of politics, david. >> you may not have heard but sarah palin has a new book out. in it she writes this. should secretary clinton and i ever sit down over a cup of coffee, i know that he would fundamentally disagree on many issues but my hat is off to her hard work on the 2008 campaign trail. is this som
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Nov 3, 2009 9:00am EST
nation elect president obama. d coming up, we're going to ta a lk back at theear of shion for theirst lady, from r iuguralall gown to what shwore toeet the queen. michelle obama h certaly created her oignature sle over the last year and this moins "hper bazaar" shares h top ten ensembles with us. >> and she's of cour very creative wit her fashions. we fou anoth creive person, anerhaps you think yore prettgood with a paintbrush. well, how about this young n? mmthe poh,he's a svice dog. his trner thought, wellif he can arn to help the disabled -- there he is doi a portrait of tchie -- maybe he'd b good with a paintbrush. now he's ticasso o pooche >>e hastooked atitchie once. >>s thatis blue period? bl-pure ri. >> yeah. >> i justant to knowho holdinthe kibbles a bits right aloside -- >> that's right, good boy >> all right, a l t get to. les inside. ann's got a check of the headlines. >> thanks a lot, matt. good morning onceagain, everybod >>> in the new voters in n jeeynd virginia are electing goveors day d voter in near 400 ciesre electing mayors, including inework city, where mayor mi
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Nov 1, 2009 8:00am EST
had an eerie orange glow. here's more on halloween with the obamas. >> reporter: here's something you don't see every day. bubble fairies and deep sea divers and even tree people or ants if you like. all loose on the white house lawn. a halloween group of tricks and treats. including homemade cookies and presidential m&ms handed out by the president and feline first lady. schoolchildren were invited to drop by the front porch in costume for a halloween bathed in an orange glow and back inside where it said that the ghost of abe lincoln still haunts white house halls, well, last night he wasn't alone. when the obamas hosted a second reception for military families. >> we're so thrilled that you guys are here and we could say personally thank you to all of you. >> reporter: and family of white house staff like press secretary robert gibbs. >> as if you were surprised i went as darth vador. >> reporter: a white house halloween that kids and maybe even their parents won't soon forget. >> a lot of "today" show viewers at the white house. a lot of obama masks last night but still only one s
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Nov 16, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. obama in china. the president arrives in beijing for an historic one-on-one meeting with chinese president hu jintao, this after a rare american-style town hall meeting with chinese college students. we're live in china. >>> rogue rage. former members of john mccain's presidential campaign staff furious over sarah palin's new memoir. one top strategist calls it all fiction. this morning the bitter feud that's erupted and what it means for palin's future political ambitions. >>> and "today" exclusive, meredith visits with charla nash, the connecticut woman mauled by her friend's chimpanzee. how did she pull through? what's life like for her now? and how is her daughter coping with her mom's recovery? >> when you look at your mom, what do you see? >> her moving answer and an amazing story of perseverance "today," monday, november 16th, amazing story of perseverance "today," monday, november 16th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. i miss
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Nov 26, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. party crashers. an uninvited couple slipped through security to attend the obamas' first white house state dinner, rubbing elbows, even posing for pictures alongside the likes of vice president joe biden. in this day in age of heightened security, how can such an alarming breach happen? >>> frightening scene. an out-of-control taxi crashes through a store, knocking over two children, and it was all caught on tape. >>> and time for turkey. last-minute thanksgiving preparations under way all across the country and overseas. >>> and also right here in new york for the 83rd macy's thanksgiving day parade, and we've got your first look at all the balloons, performers and participants, today, thursday, november 26th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thanksgiving morning. i'm natalie morales. >> and i'm hoda kotb. happy thanksgiving to everyone out there and to you, too. >> so glad to have you. we've never got to do this before, you and i. >> this is a first time for us. we'll check in with matt, meredith and al on the
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Nov 28, 2009 7:00am EST
get past this heightened security in the world and get face to face with president obama? >>> the accident -- questions swirling about the car crash that injured tiger woods early friday morning. what happened. >>> and bargain bonanza. customers storm a store at this black friday weekend looking for deals, but how much are they actually buying? find out today, saturday, november 28th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm jenna wolf. >> i'm carl quintanilla. lester and amy enjoying a rare weekend off. >> good thanksgiving? >> very nice. you? >> good, except i have a problem with people that two days after thanksgiving, i'm still stuffed. how much did you eat that you're still full from thanksgiving? >> not that much. no. >> that's been the theme around here. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. >> yeah, we are. >> the story about tiger woods and what happened to him in florida. police in florida say he was injured in a car accident and that his wife smashed in a rear window to help get him out. the
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Nov 29, 2009 8:00am EST
for that. here's jenna. >>> for more on this and other big week ahead for president obama as he prepares to unveil his strategy, we're joined by richard wolf. good morning. >> good morning. >> let me ask you, you interviewed barack obama extensively during his campaign. how concerned was he for his safety then and how rattled was he by what happened at the state dinner the other night? >> well, he's very much concerned about that kind of piece of it because when it came to his relationship with the secret service, he had protection earlier than any other presidential candidate in history. he would invite secret service detail to play basketball with him and brought him into their house at thanksgiving. his first detail give him a watch he still wears today. there was concerned early on from michelle obama and from their friends about the kind of risks that would happen on the campaign trail. that was nothing in terms of the protection he now gets as president. i think there's a lot of comfort there but clearly this is an embarrassing lapse for the president. >> he'll outline his plan for
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Nov 30, 2009 7:00am EST
to be a major topic today when president obama meets with australia's prime minister. the meeting comes a day before the president unveils his way forward on afghanistan in a big speech at west point. he is to outline plans for sending reportedly up to 35,000 more troops, as well as an exit strategy. the president met with his national security team again on sunday. >>> iran has announced that it will build ten new new nuclear enrichments site in defiance of the iaea which demanded iran stop construction at a site previously secret. >>> debate begins today in the senate for a health care reform bill. >>> today the obama administration announces an expanded program aimed at home foreclosures. the government wants mortgage companies to do more to help people stay in their homes. >>> overseas markets are up in asia and down in europe this morni morning. trish, a lot of attention onion line retailers today. >> that's because today is cyber monday. this is the day when everyone goes online to try and score really good deals. 90% of online retailers are offering deals and it is expected that about
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Nov 10, 2009 7:00am EST
outraged lawmakers are demanding answers as president obama heads to texas to honor the victims. >>> and in the nick of time. a drunk woman stumbles off a subway platform in boston and onto the tracks. fortunately, the train stopped at the last second and she is okay today, tuesday, november 10th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and in for matt lauer, i'm ann curry. good morning, everybody. boy, that train was close. scary. >> oh, my gosh! she would have lost two or three lives right there alone. she's lucky to be alive. >> no question. >> very scary. >> also, moving on to the top story, ida. it's losing steam, but the bad news is, it's making a mess. >> absolutely. along with strong wind gusts, the storm is dumping a lot of rain across the southeast, up to eight inches in some spots. we're going to get to al's live report in just a moment. >> it looks pretty in those pictures, though. >>> also ahead, a startling, new admission about the driver who caused july's deadly wrong-way crash
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Nov 11, 2009 7:00am EST
true. >>> also coming up, new poll numbers actually show that first lady michelle obama's popularity is slipping. we're going to find out why, coming up this morning. >>> all right. let's begin with courtroom drama in the case of former nasa astronaut lisa nowak. she pleaded guilty on tuesday to attacking a romantic rival and came face to face with that rival in a -- rather a tearful victim. nbc's jeff rossen was in the courtroom. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: mhey, meredith, god morning to you. as we've seen time and time again, love triangles usually get messy and end pretty badly. this one was really messy and ended really badly. it made headlines three years ago. remember this story? this is the astronaut from nasa who drove across the country to attack a romantic rival, another woman who was dating the man that she was dating. well, after three years, she now admits, yes, i did it. she pled guilty. and in court yesterday, when she said to the judge, i want to apologize to the victim, the judge said, okay, turn around and do it to her face. >> i'm glad i got the opportunity to
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Nov 17, 2009 7:00am EST
, everybody. >>> we begin with some progress this morning in u.s./china relations. presidents obama and hu jintao agreed to cooperate on the economy and climate change. still, they made little progress on human rights. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd joins us now from beijing with more on this. chuck, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. well, the president wrapped up the most important day of this week-long trip to asia. the summit with chinese leaders brought some concessions on climate change from both countries, uniity on the economy and north korea, but splits remain on human rights, and potentially, iran. before getting down to business, the leaders of the world's two biggest superpowers joined together for an official review of the troops. next, extensive talks between the two sides that lasted most of the day. agreements on climate issues proved to be the biggest development. the world's two top polluters agreed to new initiatives, including pledges to produce more electric cars and to pursue so-called clean coal technology. >> there can be no solution to
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Nov 18, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. getting closer. president obama tells nbc news to expect a major announcement on a new u.s. strategy in afghanistan within weeks. >> this decision will put us on a path towards ending the war. >> this morning our in-depth interview with the president and his overnight visit to the great wall of china. >>> hostage situation. two masked gunmen now on the loose after storming a crowded store in florida and holding 15 people captive. this morning, the dramatic end to the nearly four-hour ordeal. >>> and "new moon" fever. fans of the "twilight" saga anxiously awaiting the release of the next installment of the wildly popular franchise, and one of its big stars is stopping by to talk to us today, wednesday, november 18th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. and this morning, president obama wrapped up three days in china with a 30-minute tour of the great wall before heading to south korea, which is the last stop on his asia tour. >>
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Nov 10, 2009 9:00am EST
, good morning. president obama will be traveling here to ft. hood for today's memorial. he'll be meeting with those injured in last thursday's attack as well as the families of those who lost their lives. access has always been restricted, but ft. hood is now even more of a fortress. public visits have been suspended in the wake of last week's massacre. >> this cannot become, you know, a battlefield. and again, we will provide the right kind of security measures here on post to make sure that it doesn't. >> reporter: general cone says it's been a tough time for those on post as dozens sought grief counseling, ft. hood prepared for president obama's visit and today's memorial, a midday service to honor the 13 who died and more than two dozen injured. meanwhile, first word from the civilian police officer hailed as a hero for helping end the attack. "kimberly munley and family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation for all of the thoughts and concerns surrounding kim from around the nation." munley was shot four times, has had two surgeries and is still in the hospital. >> i'm
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Nov 19, 2009 9:00am EST
, everybody. >>> in the news this morning, president obama now on his way back to washington from asia, said today that the u.s. and its allies have talked about new punitive steps from iran and how to get north korea to return to nuclear talks. obama said that he is sending an envoy to north korea for bilateral talks. before leaving south korea, obama visited u.s. troops and thanked them for their service. >>> a suicide bomber killed at least 19 people today in northwestern pakistan. it is the latest in a series of attacks by islamic militants who are fighting back against an army offensive in the border region between afghanistan and pakistan. >>> air travelers may see some big delays today, mainly on departures because of a nationwide computer problem affecting all the airlines. the glitch has forced officials to process flights manually. >>> aaa is predicting more than 38 million americans will travel at least 50 miles this thanksgiving. that's a 1.5% increase over last year. more travelers will drive, but fewer will go by air because of tight budgets, added charges and fewer flights. >>
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Nov 11, 2009 7:00am EST
to return to normal after president obama attended tuesday's moral. memorial. gathering on the sprawling army post, 15,000 people came to pay their respects to the 13 who were killed, symbolized by the simplest of tributes, a poignant military tradition. >> they ranged in age from 19 to 62. three were women, ten were men. among them, they had 19 children and one of them had a child on the way. >> reporter: after meeting privately with family members and with the wounded physically able to attend, the president said no words could fill the void of sorrow. >> no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts. no just and loving god looks upon them with favor. for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice in this world and the next. >> reporter: in the investigation of the man accused of the shootings, major nidal malik hasan, army officials now say they had no idea that he exchanged e-mails nearly a year ago with a radical islamic cleri cleric, anwar al awlaki, a supporter of jihad. they say they were never informed, even though a defense department investigator w
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Nov 7, 2009 7:00am EST
reform. a vote could come as early as today, and president obama is heading to the hill to try to help. >>> and rereunited. a father and daughter who spent a lifetime apart find each other at last. we'll tell you how it happened when we meet them in a "today" exclusive. today is saturday, november 7th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt just outside the main gates to this sprawling military base in texas. >> and i'm amy robach in new york. and lester, it was such an incredibly sad and somber scene there last night as that community of ft. hood came together to remember those who were killed. >> you know, amy, they process a lot of grief here over the years of the wars in afghanistan and iraq, but everyone acknowledges this was different. it is the first of many vigils for the victims of the massacre. meantime, the bodies of the victims were transported to dover air force base overnight, essentially taking the same journey that america's war dead do. this as the investigation into
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Nov 20, 2009 7:00am EST
it to the public, so do a lot of people with the obama administration. and those things, as we all know, talking about this all week, have generated a lot of heat. >> reporter: susan is a breast imaging specialist in new york and she is one of the many physicians and women who are part of a huge backlash about new suggested guidelines for mammograms. >> i am angered, i am frustrated by these guidelines, and most of all, i am trying to help patients negotiate through a lot of confusion. >> asking women randomly, it is easy to find those who are angry, confused, or both. >> i think a majority of my friends that have gone through breast cancer -- and it is an alarming number of how many women we all know -- it's either been caught by mammogram or self-exam. >> reporter: this backlash has been coming fast and loud, starting last monday, when a panel of experts that advises the federal government said that most women in their 40s do not need routine mammograms. it also said women in their 50s and 60s need them only every two years. for more than a decade, the advice has been for women to get annual m
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Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
harsh interrogation techniques will show some evidence admissible. overseas in tokyo, president obama says he's convinced the trials will be thorough. >> the american people will insist on it, and my administration will insist on it. >> reporter: in new york, jim riches, whose firefighter son james jr. was killed on 9/11, supports the decision. >> i want to see them brought to swift and certain justice and hopefully in new york they'll get that. >> reporter: but charles wolf, whose wife, katherine, died that day disagrees. >> they're doing it for show, all publication for the people of europe. >> reporter: and a former bush attorney general says it's a mistake to treat the 9/11 attacks simply as a crime. >> what we are involved with here is a war with people who followed and follow a religious ideology. >> reporter: even if the 9/11 defendants were found not guilty, they would not go free. they'd be arrested again and charged with committing other acts of terrorism. for "today," pete william, nbc news, at the justice department. >> joining us, nbc news chief legal analyst dan abrams a
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Nov 16, 2009 9:00am EST
a perfectly in-shape belly, ann curry's at the news desk. >>> in the news, president obama's talking about human rights and media censorship on his first visit as president to communist china. the president is in beijing this morning meeting with china's president hu jintao. earlier at a town hall meeting with students in shanghai, the president said the country should be more open to freedom of information. >>> the president is also calling on pakistan's leader to do more to rein in extremist whose are using pakistan as a base for launching attacks in afghanistan. today a car bombing close to the afghan border killed at least four people and wounded more than 30 others. >>> this morning general motors says it lost $1.2 billion in the third quarter far better than previous losses and a sign that the auto giant is starting to turn around. gm says it will start repaying a nearly $7 billion government loan next month. >>> new concerns this morning about the cholesterol lowering drug zetia and vytorin taken by millions of americans. a study finds zetia failed to significantly shrink plaque bui
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Nov 17, 2009 9:00am EST
of a hard turn, but we want you to know that president obama and china's president hu jintao are stressing cooperation after historic talks today in beijing. both leaders say that they are determined to join forces on the economy, climate change and energy. and president obama praised china for helping the u.s. economy recover. he also called on the communist nation to take a tougher stance on iran and its nuclear program. >>> the u.n.'s nuclear agency, meantime, says that iran could be hiding other nuclear sites amid recent revelations of a secret uranium enrichment plant. the iaea says it believes that iran would have needed to construct a varigy of other facilities to support it. >>> the shuttle "atlantis" is circling earth with six astronauts and a full load of spare parts for the international space station. the supplies are needed to help keep the space station running for years to come. >>> today the much-anticipated memoir from former vice presidential candidate sarah palin hits store shelves, and nbc's andrea mitchell has more on this. hey, andrea. good morning. >> reporter: good
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Nov 18, 2009 9:00am EST
of talks during president obama's meeting with south korea's president. he arrived in seoul this morning, the final stop of his asian tour. earlier, the president told nbc's chuck todd that his goal for afghanistan is to make sure the country is stable. >> i'm confident that at the end of this process i'm going to be able to present to the american people in very clear terms what exactly is at stake, what we intend to do, how we're going to succeed, how much it's going to cost, how long it's going to take. and i think that's what is owed the american people, because frankly, over the last several years, that's not what they've gotten. >> meantime, ahead of the president's visit to korea, protestors opposing the war in afghanistan clashed with police outside the u.s. embassy in seoul. >>> president obama's criticizing israel's decision to move forward with building settlements on territories claimed by the palestinians. the president says the move will be dangerous and make it harder for israel to achieve peace with the palestinians. on tuesday, israel said it would build another 900 hous
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Nov 19, 2009 7:00am EST
was attorney general on 9/11, tells nbc news that the trial decision is a sign that the obama administration sees countering terrorism as crime-fighting, not as a war. >> that may be a new level of repudiation of the war on terror, not only to say that we're not at war now, which i believe we are, but it might be saying that there never was a war on terror, these were just criminal acts to begin with. >> reporter: and he said a new york trial will bring additional trauma to the city and the strain of added security, estimated to cost more than $75 million. as for when the detainees will come tohe u.s. for trial, justice department officials say early next year. for "today," pete williams, nbc news, washington. >> pete williams, thank you very much. rudolph giuliani was the mayor of new york city on 9/11. he's also a former federal prosecutor. rudy, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, matt. very nice to see you, too. >> thank you. you've been outspoken in the last couple days, your distaste for this idea of trying someone like khalid shaikh mohammed in a new york city courtroom. i
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Nov 9, 2009 7:00am EST
that president obama lost to john mccain in 2008. the house bill would cover 96% of americans, cost $1.2 trillion over ten years, include a government-run public insurance option, and prevent insurance companies from denying coverage for folks with pre-existing conditions. the president put some public pressure on the senate now to act. >> now it falls on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. >> reporter: while the trillion dollar price tag was the toughest sell for democratic moderates in the house, it is the inclusion of the public option that could be the biggest sticking point in the senate. >> if the public option plan is in there, as a matter of conscien conscience, i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote. >> reporter: the senate bill is going to look dramatically different, not just on the issue of public option but on cost. it could end up being $200 billion to $300 billion less. whatever it is, the president wants a bill to sign before christmas, but i'll tell you, matt, that deadline seems more el
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Nov 2, 2009 9:00am EST
died just last week. >>> today president obama meets with his economic advisory board to talk about new ways to create jobs. new unemployment numbers come out on friday. >>> the president appeared at two rallies on sunday for new jersey's incumbent governor jon corzine who is locked in a tight race with a former federal prosecutor. >>> michael jackson's "this is it" took over the top spot ot the backs office. "paranormal activity" second, and "law abiding citizen" was third. >>> a russian dare devil attempted a base jump off of a 26-story building on sunday in pakistan but it did not go very well. he leapt off the building and a strong crosswind caused his parachute to yank him sideways and was left dangling. he was pulled to safety and was not injured. >>> four minutes past the hour. >> that had to hurt. >> check of the weather now. >> we got some more marathon runners here. just so fantastic you guys did this. other folks over here, very nice. let's check your weather, see what's going on. fairly quiet week to start things off after last week where we had so much going on. got a few s
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Nov 9, 2009 9:00am EST
-to-be. lives lost in a community that's used to sacrifice, just not this close to home. president obama will be traveling to ft. hood tomorrow for a memorial service and is expected to meet with some of the first responders. >> janet schamlian this morning, thank you. >>> the next move in the health care debate is now up to the senate now that the house has approved its version of a reform bill. on is under the president called the house vote historic and urged the senate to, in his words, take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line. >>> and a christmas carol took over the top spot at the weekend box office taken in $31 million according to early estimates. "michael jackson's this is it," was second and "the men who stare at goats" with george clooney was third. you're up to date at four minutes past the hour. >> i want to see all three of those. i do, absolutely. >> when does that happen? >> very rarely. >> good. >>> let us get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> thanks. let's look at the latest on hurricane ida. down now to a category 1 storm. 80-mile-per-hour wi
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Nov 30, 2009 9:00am EST
's what they're looking for. >>> as president obama prepares to make a prime time address tomorrow night on his decision about afghanistan, today he prods a u.s. ally, the prime minister of australia. at a speech at west point, the president is reportedly to send 30,000 more troops. >>> iran's president ahmadinejad made a defiant announcement sunday saying iran will now build ten new nuclear enrichment sites. the announcement appears in response to the international atomic energy agency which demanded iran stop construction at a site that was previously secret. >>> rescuers in eye lard spent the weekend reaching out to stranded flood victims. on sunday boats were needed to evacuate houses and nursing homes near dublin. ireland has endured more than a week of heavy rains. >>> today the grand slam tennis association levied a fine on williams, $175,000, but it will be cut in half if she commits no further major offenses during a two-year probation period. "twilight" held on to the top spot at the weekend box office taking in more than $42 million. "the blind side" was second, and "2012" was
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00am EST
at guantanamo for more than three years. >>> today, president obama is in japan beginning a four-nation tour of asia. he's still considering more troops for afghanistan but says a decision will come soon. and now he is losing a top adviser on guantanamo bay. nbc's white house director chuck todd is traveling with the president. chuck, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie, or should i say good evening out here in japan. let's start that with the architect of shutting down guantanamo bay, that prison, was greg craig, the white house counsel. well, it's been a politically troublesome thing to get done, even as they're slowly trying to figure out where to send some of these detainees, as the earlier report about khalid shaikh mohammed. well, he is now resigning, largely becoming the fall guy for what is becoming very difficult. they're trying to shut this down by the end of next january. it's unlikely that's going to happen. craig is going to be replaced by the president's longtime campaign attorney, bob bauer. interestingly enough, bauer is the husband of anita dunn. dunn announced
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